The Faculty of Science is a leader in offering science education to BC high school and elementary students, First Nations communities and the general public. Through these programs, we are able to share our laboratories, classrooms and the expertise of our researchers. Most importantly, our community engagement programs demonstrate SFU's commitment to advance science literacy and inspire curiosity and wonder in our next generation of scientists.

We invite you to partner with us to help us better serve our community.

Science In Action

Science in Action is a free program that is open to elementary, middle school and high school classes interested in exploring science more deeply. Workshops and hands-on activities include exciting lab experiments and presentations from a variety of our departments. We are looking for community/corporate partners to help us develop this program and sustain funding for the next five years. Click here for more information on how to donate to this program.

Trottier Observatory & Science Courtyard

Interested in having your name or your organization's name at our SFU Burnaby campus for posterity? The Science Courtyard offers a number of opportunities such as community tables, star benches and green screens that are available for recognition opportunities. Click here for more information on how to donate to this program.


Math Catcher – Mathematics Through Aboriginal Storytelling

SFU’s Math Catcher program works collaboratively with Aboriginal groups, Elders, and teachers to promote mathematics among Aboriginal elementary and high school students in a way that enables Aboriginal students to see themselves and their culture connected with mathematics.

The program introduces math topics and techniques through multi-lingual stories and films that foster Aboriginal languages and contain elements of Aboriginal traditions and cultures. Math Catcher hopes to encourage more Aboriginal youth to continue taking math throughout high school and to consider careers in math and science-related careers. Click here for more information on how to donate to this program.

SFU Academic Math Camp for Aboriginal Students

This initiative aims to engage Aboriginal elementary and high school students and increase the access of  post-secondary education by Aboriginal students, in particular focusing in the promotion of STEM careers.

This intensive month-long camp introduces students to the university environment and provides a safe environment for students to explore their interest in STEM careers and subjects. It is crucial to continue supporting the education of Aboriginal high school students in order to provide them with better chances at accessing and succeeding in the post-secondary environment.

For a complete list of our K-12 Science Outreach Programs, click here. For a complete list of free programs and lectures for the general public, click here.

If you are interested in supporting our outreach programs, please contact:

Sharina Janif
Associate Director, Advancement

Ph. 778.782.9574
Fax 778.782.3424